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Old 05-14-2019, 09:56 PM
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I'm liking the novelty of the FordPass app, being able to check certain things without going to the truck is nice I guess.-------------------------------------- There is also a recommended tire pressure of 60 front 65 rear, sound about right for an F250? Currently 3 are at 64, one 66, according to the app.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:56 AM
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I'm liking the novelty of the FordPass app, being able to check certain things without going to the truck is nice I guess. Under Vehicle Details and where it shows tire pressure it says, "do not use a tire pressure gauge", why is that? There is also a recommended tire pressure of 60 front 65 rear, sound about right for an F250? Currently 3 are at 64, one 66, according to the app.
Itís nice to be able to start the truck too.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:17 AM
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Itís nice to be able to start the truck too.
Yes, it is.


 
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:17 PM
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That's not what it says. Look again. You're missing a key word: "as." This actually does a 180-degree change on the meaning -- it's actually telling you to use a tire pressure gauge! As in ... don't rely on this pressure telemetry as a proxy for a real, gauge-driven pressure measurement.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:22 PM
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I love my FordPass App. Seeing as my truck is a 2019, the website says I get it for a 1 year trial, then fees apply. I only use it for remote start. Anyone know what these fees are and for what features. Also, being from Canada, I'm sure they're different than the US.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 67L48 View Post
That's not what it says. Look again. You're missing a key word: "as." This actually does a 180-degree change on the meaning -- it's actually telling you to use a tire pressure gauge! As in ... don't rely on this pressure telemetry as a proxy for a real, gauge-driven pressure measurement.
Oh crap, Haha, I was just about to take a screen shot to show otherwise and then I saw it . I dont know how I read it any other way. I suppose it's too late to delete the thread lol.

So, as far as pressure goes, the 60 front 65 rear a good pressure to aim for on the 250? As it sits now, the app say 68 front 66/67 rear. Hasn't been driven for a couple hours.
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:51 PM
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No one's heard of any fees I can expect in the future?
 
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The lock and start feature is good as I park about 750ft away.

Also at the dealer getting some warranty service and I locked it at night to be safe.
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:53 PM
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No one's heard of any fees I can expect in the future?
I wasn't aware of any fees but I after you mentioned it I looked, this was all I could find..."FordPass Connect Modem includes complimentary 1-year subscription for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot, and starts with vehicle sale date."
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:58 PM
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Check your door sticker for recommended tire pressure. My F250 calls for 60 front and 65 rear as well but....that is to handle max load. If not running max load, you can probably adjust that down some. I do find that the app and driver info display is usually within 1lb psi of what my tire gauge tells me pressure is at.
 
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ForCal...I guess Im just too paranoid. While I like the idea of locking or unlocking, I have a remote. I also have remote start. I have the key pad on the door if I forget my key. Although I guess I wont be able to start and drive. But potentially the best benefit is also what makes me paranoid...The GPS tracking. If I can access that it means they can as well. They might be say... an insurance company seeking to determine what speed I was driving before their insured pulled out in front of me...or maybe they is black helicopters...
As for tire pressure... I am running 55 all the way around right now with the 20" Michelins. max pressure is for max loads. If you run that high you will get a choppy ride. Maybe even induce a loss of traction in the rear while running empty. Check pressure with a quality gauge. Play with it a bit. If you tow or place something heavy in the bed and are going more than a short distance add air beforehand. If you run at full pressure empty most of the time you will actually in all likelyhood get uneven wear with the center of the tire wearing too quickly. The pressure on the FordPass is just another tool. It uses the TPS sensors. It may be very accurate at times. It could indicate a flat from your office chair if one tire is suddenly very low. But it also says it could take several miles to adjust. I dropped my pressures to 55 and then looked at the app.... it still said 65 because I hadnt driven. Otherwise having used the app along with my gauge I can say its been pretty accurate.
But if I have to pay for it its gone.
 
 


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